High Level Workshop for Government Civil Servants and Policy Experts
on Understanding and Combatting Antisemitism: Strategies and Best Practices
Merton College, Oxford University, United Kingdom
***Rolling Deadline For Applications – Dates To Be Announced***

The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) is an international interdisciplinary research center. ISGAP is currently seeking candidates for a three-day workshop focused on issues of contemporary antisemitism as it relates to policy. It is designed primarily for civil servants who are interested in areas of policy related to matters of antisemitism, race relations, discrimination, human rights, equality, justice, education and citizenship.

Antisemitism, the oldest form of hatred, is increasing throughout Europe and globally. Moreover, contemporary antisemitism has different attributes and characteristics in comparison to historical variations. Therefore, it is essential to explore the facets of contemporary antisemitism in order to develop effective policy, good practices and strategies to confront this problem.

Antisemitism must be understood as a human rights issue, not a parochial Jewish or Israeli problem. As Nobel Prize winner Professor Elie Wiesel taught, antisemitism begins with Jews, but never ends with Jews. It is an attack on the core values of our society.

Discussion leaders and panelists include Katharina von Schnurbein, European Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism, Elan Carr, U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, Michael Whine, Director of Government and International Affairs of the Community Security Trust, as well as officials from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). Participants will be government officials, civil servants, or policy experts in Europe, and from other countries.